In this, the 10th anniversary year of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme, the station announces the next group of young musicians who have been selected to take part.

Over 70 international soloists and groups have been supported by the initiative since its inception ten years ago and it has provided some of the world’s best young musical talent with a wide-ranging programme of broadcast and performance opportunities over a two-year period.

Those artists joining the scheme from September are:
Khatia Buniatishvili (piano - Georgia)
Francesco Piemontesi (piano - Italy)
Elias Quartet (UK)
Atos Trio (Germany)
Malin Christensson (soprano – Sweden)
Henk Neven (baritone – The Netherlands)

The 10th anniversary of the scheme is marked at this year’s BBC Proms in a special bank holiday weekend-long series of chamber music concerts at Cadogan Hall (29-31 August). Over 50 young artists, including present and past Radio 3 New Generation Artists, will perform a great range of repertoire as both soloists and chamber musicians and these include the following young artists who joined in 2008 and are embarking upon their second and final year:

Meta4 Quartet (Finland)
Jennifer Pike (violin - UK)
Tai Murray (violin - USA)
Giuliano Sommerhalder (trumpet - Swiss-Italian)
Andreas Brantelid (cello - Denmark)
Daniela Lehner (mezzo-soprano - Austria)
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord – USA/Iran)
Tom Arthurs (jazz trumpet - UK)

NGA alumni include such respected artists as pianist Paul Lewis, mezzo-soprano Alice Coote, bass-baritone Christopher Maltman and violinist Janine Jansen. More recent participants include Aylish Tynan – who performed on the opening night of this year’s BBC Proms - and trumpeter Alison Balsom - who will be taking to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to play Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E flat major on the Last Night of the Proms.

Adam Gatehouse says:
“It is a great privilege to continually discover and nurture such a wealth of young musical talent. One of BBC Radio 3’s main aims is to support artists in the early stages of their careers and share the excitement and joy of their music-making with our listeners.”


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